2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2019 Kia Cadenza vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Review

New 2019 Kia Cadenza

2019 Kia
Cadenza

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New 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

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MSRP*
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$33,100 to $44,100
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$36,995 to $41,695
Invoice* $31,502 to $41,216 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 20 16
MPG - Hwy 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Cadenza than the Subaru WRX STI. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru WRX STI, the Kia Cadenza may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Kia Cadenza you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Kia Cadenza is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX STI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Kia Cadenza is much higher than that for the Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Cadenza is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Cadenza, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX STI.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Kia Cadenza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru WRX STI.

Handling
The Kia Cadenza has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX STI, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Kia Cadenza has less horsepower than the Subaru WRX STI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Cadenza and the Subaru WRX STI. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Kia Cadenza will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX STI.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Cadenza than that of the Subaru WRX STI.